Arts in the Parks

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When we think of home, many of us conjure up feelings of comfort, peace, and inspiration. Come home to nature this spring with any number of our arts opportunities.

If you’d like to attend one or both of the season’s workshops taking place in Russell Township, please register here or call 440-286-9516.

Kite Night with Barbara Mikin takes place Wednesday, April 6, from 6 to 9 p.m. in The West Woods Nature Center. For a fee of $24, covering all materials and instruction, artist Barbara Mikin is excited to help you assemble and decorate a fun and functional art kite made of rice paper. Refreshments will be served. Individuals ages 16 and up are invited to this event.

Our Sunshine & Wine Painting Workshop takes place Friday, April 29, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in The West Woods’ Affelder House. There, artist Jeannie Carder Shimek from Artifacts Gift Studio will guide you in painting a set of two coffee mugs with a colorful sun motif – what a great Mother’s Day gift! Materials, instruction, wine and cheese will be included in a $30 fee. Individuals ages 21 and up are invited to this event.

Nights Out in the Parks returns this spring with the musical stylings of Bob Kravos & the Boys in the Band on Saturday, June 11, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Big Creek Park’s charming outdoor amphitheater.

, from 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. at Observatory Park.

Click here for more on this exciting series!

Several other spring arts events are also free to attend and don’t require any registration:

  • Meet artists Carol Prior and Barbara Mikin and view their beautiful, nature-inspired artwork at The West Woods Nature Center on Friday, April 8, from 7 to 9 p.m.
  • Meet award-winning wildlife artist Linda Merchant and enjoy the beauty and diversity of Nature captured in her oil paintings at The West Woods Nature Center on Friday, June 3, from 7 to 9 p.m. Also on display will be a collection of student artwork created as part of Shannon Stanforth’s Girl Scout Gold Award project in the parks.
  • Come to Maple Town Tune Traders on Thursday, April 28, from 7 to 10 p.m. at The West Woods Nature Center to play, sing or simply enjoy as singers and musicians provide informal performances followed by a jam session. All musical genres, instruments and musicianship levels are welcome – as are snacks to share.
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